Three-quarter-length portrait of John Dalton seated in a wooden armchair with red upholstery. Dalton’s right hand holds his chair’s armrest: his left arm rests by the elbow on a small table, an open volume in his hand containing manuscript notes and an illustration of his atomic theory. The table is covered in a red cloth and has a still life, including Dalton’s spectacles, a quill pen in an inkwell, a glass chemical bottle and a large wooden and brass air pump. Dalton is dressed in a black suit with a white shirt and neckcloth.
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The Royal Society
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